Islanders top Penguins to tie series at 1-1



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Published — Sunday 5 May 2013

Last update 5 May 2013 2:41 am

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PITTSBURGH: Kyle Okposo scored to snap a tie with 7:37 remaining in the third period as visiting New York overcame two goals by the returning Sidney Crosby to even its Eastern Conference first-round series with top-seeded Pittsburgh at one game apiece with a 4-3 victory Friday.
After being pulled in Wednesday’s 5-0 loss in Game One, Evgeni Nabokov rebounded from a shaky start to turn aside 30 shots.
Matt Moulson scored a power-play goal in the first period and former Penguin Colin McDonald and Matt Martin tallied nearly 5 1/2 minutes apart in the second for eighth-seeded New York, which hosts Game Three on Sunday afternoon.
Reigning Hart Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin recorded his 33rd career playoff goal just 43 seconds into the game while Jarome Iginla notched a pair of assists for the second straight contest for the Penguins.
Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 38 saves, but was victimized by a pair of goals following lively caroms off the end boards. Okposo ignited New York’s rally in the second period with a spirited fight against Pittsburgh defenseman Matt Niskanen.
Two goals promptly followed before Okposo capped the comeback after his shot from the slot deflected off the end boards before banking off Fleury and into the net.
Canadiens 3 Senators 1: Ryan White and rookie Brendan Gallagher scored 53 seconds apart in the second period as host Montreal evened its Eastern Conference series against Ottawa at one game apiece.
Carey Price bounced back from a subpar opening game to turn aside 29 shots and Michael Ryder also scored for the second-seeded Canadiens, who rebounded from a 4-2 loss in Game One on Thursday.
Milan Michalek scored the lone goal and Craig Anderson made 31 saves for the seventh-seeded Senators, who were stymied on four power-play chances.
There was no retribution from Montreal for the jarring hit that knocked Lars Eller unconscious in Game One and led to a two-game suspension for Ottawa defenseman Eric Gryba.
Instead, the Canadiens jumped on the Senators when White snared a giveaway by reigning Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson and poked the puck past Anderson at 3:20 of the second period.
Gallagher made it 2-0 at 4:13, shovelling a pass from fellow rookie Alex Galchenyuk into an open net.
Michalek cut the deficit in half four minutes later, but Ryder swept a puck past Anderson with 63 seconds left in the period — moments after Price turned aside three shots on Ottawa’s power play.
The series shifts to Ottawa for Game Three on Sunday.
Sharks 3 Canucks 2 (OT): Patrick Marleau scored the tying goal with 56 seconds remaining in the third period and Raffi Torres tallied at 5:31 of overtime as visiting San Jose took a 2-0 lead in its Western Conference first-round series with Northwest Division champion Vancouver.
Captain Joe Thornton also scored, Brent Burns notched two assists and Antti Niemi turned aside 29 shots for the sixth-seeded Sharks, who host Game Three on Sunday.
Burns grabbed a loose puck in his own zone and carried it down the right wing on a two-on-one rush before sending it across the slot to former Canuck Torres, who shoveled it past Roberto Luongo to hand Vancouver its sixth consecutive home playoff loss.
Blackhawks 5 Wild 2: Michael Frolik posted his first career two-goal playoff performance and Patrick Sharp also scored twice as host Chicago overpowered eighth-seeded Minnesota to take a 2-0 lead in its Western Conference first-round series.
Bryan Bickell added an empty-net goal and Corey Crawford made 26 saves for the top-seeded Blackhawks, who followed through on their plan to attack early and often with 17 first-period shots and another 17 in the third.
Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw each recorded two assists.

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